Relocation from Microsoft US to India

Lumentum surferss
Jun 19 29 Comments

Hi guys

I got an offer from Microsoft US but it couldn't go through because of Visa. Microsoft introduced me to team in India and the team was interested in extending an offer in India. I know salaries in US shall be scaled down to India standards, but I was wondering if somebody had to make a similar move. How was various components of salary negotiated?

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Deloitte YSSl84
    Hahaha
    Jun 19 3
    • Microsoft ramada
      How dare you laugh. Poor guy, I feel sad for folks not getting visa.
      Jun 19
    • Amazon / Eng charlesk
      Laugh at self, OP got offer from Microsoft which speaks to their potential !
      Jun 19
    • Deloitte YSSl84
      Chill dude ! Its like Russian roulette some get it some dont
      Jun 19
  • Roku
    nutcra

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    nutcramore
    “I know salaries in US shall be scaled down to India standards”

    This is just non-sense. You get paid w.r.t the location. Your experience and time is far more important than spending your life behind this idiot immigration system.
    Jun 19 0
  • Lumentum surferss
    OP
    I agree about the idiotic immigration system. And scaling down Indian salary is a fact not my opinion.
    Jun 19 6
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      Dude, when did living standards came into picture? I'm comparing absolute numbers. Im aware of how purchasing power parity and all works. I lived in India for 26 years so please save a lecture on comparing apples and oranges. I asked a simple question around how that conversion works not what your interpretation of 'scaling up or down' means
      Jun 19
    • Roku
      nutcra

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      nutcramore
      *sigh* but what is the point of comparing absolute numbers? Salary is orthogonal to living standard.
      Jun 19
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      Ever heard of education loans? *sigh*
      Jun 19
    • Roku
      nutcra

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      nutcramore
      We are taking about salarying differs w.r.t living standard, where did education loan come from? What are you? kellyanne conway?
      Jun 19
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      Where on earth did I ever mention 'living standards' in my post? Can you read properly? How are you deciding I wanted to discuss wrt living standards? Are you day dreaming? I wrote India standards not 'living standards/cost of living'. Learn to make constructive comments. Education loan comes into picture because in absolute terms US salary pays the loan much faster than Indian (regardless of the damn living standards). And yes, there, that's a fact not an opinion.
      Jun 19
  • Lumentum surferss
    OP
    No, I am perfectly happy with India (family in India too) Currently in US
    Jun 19 3
    • Amazon MJQU84
      Okay. Upto you. India pays well but there are other struggles. How long have you been in US?
      Jun 19
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      3 years.
      Jun 19
    • Amazon MJQU84
      Okay. Don't worry too much about scaling down, with 3 years of experience you will not see much difference to the quality of life you get with the money in India. If you'd like DM me the salary and related info and I can let you know what I think (did a move last year). You can be without the visa headache and like you said - be with the family.
      Jun 19
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    • Amazon / Eng charlesk
      Deloitte v Microsoft ? And you're trash talking ! Lol ! Respect to OP and just the opposite for you
      Jun 19
  • New inmann
    Microsoft has a fixed compa ratio and salary conversion/ scale for cross country moves. Most likely they will use that. I am not sure if that's negotiable in your case if you haven't joined US yet. But I think the salary they have in India is fair and reasonably competitive in market. Not the top 10 percentile in market but certainly good. All the best
    Jun 19 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    samurai6

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    When I relocated in India , they gave me tickets, one month salary and 1 month hotel stay and reimbursed food cost for relocation. They will also give a car with driver. But that was relocation within India. Nonetheless, the overall relocation amount should be way less than what people get if they move from India to USA.

    You can move to India now. Work there for 1-2 years , spend some time with family and come back with L1 visa.

    The stocks and joining bonus they give in India are way less than what you get here. Try to negotiate on that.
    Jun 19 0
  • Lumentum surferss
    OP
    L63
    Jun 19 1
    • Google rafaNadal
      Base 32 lacs +

      Try to negotiate to retain the stocks they granted for the US offer. Else 75k$ + is a good amount

      Relocation 20k$ +

      Negotiate a joining bonus of 6-8 lacs over 2 years.
      Jun 19
  • Google rafaNadal
    What’s the level being offered? Hard to give numbers without that information

    You should definitely negotiate the relocation package (Microsoft gives at least 20k$ non taxable on relocation from the US)
    Jun 19 1
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      The relocation for India to US post tax is about 27k from what I heard. Now sure about vice versa. I assume itd be relatively less as the rent and other stuff in India is much less
      Jun 19
  • Cerner / Eng whatwasth
    @op do you mind sharing what was the problem with visa? Was transfer rejected?
    Jun 19 1
    • Lumentum surferss
      OP
      DM me, please
      Jun 19
  • Citrix Systems / Eng peda
    Good choice op. I would have done same thing. India only.
    Jun 19 0
  • Amazon MJQU84
    Askt them for different countries. Why India? Where are you now?
    Jun 19 0